Entry-Level Assistant Director of Admissions (college/university) Salary

An average Entry-Level College Assistant Director of Admissions can expect to take home roughly $44K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Entry-Level College Assistant Directors of Admissions enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,517 - $56,404
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$35K
$44K
$56K
MEDIAN: $44,056
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$14.33 - $26.93
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$34,517 - $56,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Total Pay (?
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$34,390 - $56,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 310
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $26.93  
   
Overtime
$27.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,390 - $56,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,971

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level College Assistant Directors of Admissions that is 16 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level College Assistant Directors of Admissions will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh.

Assistant Director of Admissions (college/university) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Assistant Director of Admissions (college/university) in Jersey City:
"A Lot of Traveling - Very Gratifying in the End."
Make sure the college/university pays for your rental vehicle while out recruiting. Make sure you are reimbursed for all expenses while out on the road. Listen to the students when they speak to you they are trying to find their way.

Assistant Director of Admissions (college/university) in Philadelphia:
"Communicate!"
My advice for anyone starting in Admissions is to make sure that you are a good communicator. It is imperative to be able to communicate with students, parents, faculty, teachers, guidance counselors, etc.

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Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Admissions (college/university) Salaries

Public Speaking
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Recruiting
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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$44,000

Event Planning
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Social Media Marketing
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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